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The Plunger
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70 degrees, sunny and a day off...what to do? Shake down run with my newly restored '52 R67/2, that's what! Ran flawlessly, except where you see me in the pic when I ran out of gas. Coulda sworn I had a gallon or two in her. Oh well, wife is one the way with fresh stuff. Luckily I was only a few minutes from home!
Brian

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'52 R67/2

In what space, sir. In what space!?

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Congratulations! Bike looks

Congratulations! Bike looks great! Running out of gas is the best "problem" one can have on a newly restored bike. Enjoy!

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R69s - R60/2 - R67/2 - R51/3

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Looks really good, enjoy the

Looks really good, enjoy the rides

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Your bars are too far

Your bars are too far "back",rotate them forward so the ends are level,they are rotated too far back and ends are drooping down.

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Thomas, I suppose that’s

Thomas, I suppose that’s possible, I’ve never known there to be a correct position, I go by what is comfortable. I’ve just got one ride in so it’ll be an adjustment period

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Brian
'52 R67/2

In what space, sir. In what space!?

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Bike looks nice. They do make

Bike looks nice. They do make a reserve type valve so you dont run out of gas so much.

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Oh, I have a reserve, I just

Oh, I have a reserve, I just didn't realize I was already using it! Pretty stupid but lesson learned.

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Brian
'52 R67/2

In what space, sir. In what space!?

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Say what?

808Airhead wrote:

Your bars are too far "back",rotate them forward so the ends are level,they are rotated too far back and ends are drooping down.

Bars too far back? You're joking, right? Shouldn't the *adjustable* bars accommodate the arms? That's why they pivot!

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Here are the bars in the

Here are the bars in the "factory" position,same as in period factory photos. {Edit on 2 different computers I cannot get photos to upload to this site.

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C'mon. Bars are adjustable to

C'mon. Bars are adjustable to owner preference. Where I am comfortable may not be where the factory set them, but it is where they will stay.

Mike

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bars

I agree ..... set them where you want them.

As for gas .... I did the same thing. The one day I didn't look I had turned it to reserve. When the bike stopped I looked down and figured it out. Big dummy. I looked funny pushing the bike into the gas station.

Beautiful bike BTW.

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Whenever....

...you see as beautifully and accurately restored to production year as this bike, it's natural to want to find something that's "wrong"? It's hard to find ANYTHING to criticize here, but I think the seat spring should (maybe, I'm not sure?) be painted black it '52? I think you even have the proper seat rubber mounted!...that fella had big feet...

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Giving this another shot...

The photo finally uploaded after many attempts and came out sideways! LOL ...Anyways,see how the bar ends are "level",just like the factory photos,not drooping down like a 1800's Harley boardtrack racer.

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We're all in trouble

In the more than half-century that I have owned and ridden /2s, I can't recall anyone who did not move the bars up or down to suit their preference. I guess we're all doomed. Evan Bell has the largest collection locally. The next time I see him (he owns Irv Seaver BMW) I will do some measuring and read him the riot act if anything is off-level.

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Seat spring

R68 wrote:

I think the seat spring should (maybe, I'm not sure?) be painted black it '52?

Black spring? I didn't know black was an option! I'll have to look over some photos. I did make sure the front fender brace got black paint though...

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Brian
'52 R67/2

In what space, sir. In what space!?

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The seat spring is painted

The seat spring is painted black on my '52 R25/2.

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Nice!!

That looks like a very nice restoration!!! Congrats and enjoy it!!

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